Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A 36-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the stabbing of two men early Sunday morning in the parking lot of the Shore Pointe Motor Lodge.
A 36-year-old Detroit man was arraigned Wednesday in connection with the stabbing of two men in the parking lot of the Shore Pointe Motor Lodge. Dawayne Johnson was charged with two counts of assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder for the stabbing early Sunday morning of a 31-year-old Warren man and a 26-year-old St. Clair Shores man. Both men were transported to St. John Hospital by a friend where they were treated for their injuries. They are in temporary serious condition. Investigators were able to identify Johnson as the suspect in the stabbing. Early Wednesday morning he was arrested following a traffic stop by the Livonia Police Department. At the time of the arrest on the charges from St. Clair Shores he …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The lawyer for Shane Spatafore, the St. Clair Shores teenager charged with stabbing his friend, successfully had his client's bond reduced before waiving his preliminary exam in 40th District Court.
The defense attorney for a 17-year-old St. Clair Shores teen charged with stabbing his friend argued Tuesday to have his client's bond reduced. David Pietroski was able to have the bond for Shane Spatafore reduced from $200,000 to $75,000, or 10 percent. While the bond was reduced, 40th District Court Judge Joseph Oster attached a number of requirements. Spatafore will be placed on a tether and will be on house arrest, submit to drug tests and have no contact with the victim or anyone else in the case directly or indirectly through family, friends or supporters. If that is violated, Oster said there will be serious consequences. "I hope you take the bond conditions seriously," Oster added. "If something gets out, if something gets back to …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The defense attorney and a friend of the Lake Shore student who is charged with stabbing his friend early Monday are speaking out about the incident.
The defense attorney for Shane Spatafore, the 17-year-old St. Clair Shores resident charged with stabbing his best friend, believes his client was drugged. David Pietroski told the Macomb Daily that his client doesn't remember stabbing the 17-year-old with a kitchen knife early Monday morning during a sleepover. Spatafore claims that when others started taking a "liquid" drug, he went to bed and was was drugged while sleeping. “My client remembers seeing a small, 1-inch tall vial in (the victim’s) hand that supposedly contained liquid acid or LSD, I guess it’s something new these kids are doing,” Pietroski told the Macomb Daily. A friend of Spatafore and the victim spoke to Fox 2 television about the incident. "It is really shocking ... I …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Police say altercation began at St. Joan of Arc fair, but attack occurred off site.
St. Clair Shores police are investigating a non-fatal stabbing Friday night after the St. Joan of Arc fair closed for the day. According to a release, there was an altercation at the fair and continued several blocks from the church. A teen-aged male was stabbed multiple times and taken to St. John Hospital were he was treated and released. The fair was open Saturday and will conclude Sunday. Police are continuing their investigation, and may release additional information this week. Anyone with information about incident is asked to call police at 586-445-5300.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
A 27-year-old man was arraigned in 41-A District Court Thursday in connection with a Macomb Township home invasion and stabbing.
A 27-year-old Fraser man was arraigned Thursday on charges of attempted murder and home invasion. Joseph Reiner was arraigned by video in 41-A District Court by Judge Douglas Shepherd in connection with the Feb. 23 stabbing of a Macomb Township woman inside her home during a break-in. The court entered a not-guilty plea on Reiner's behalf after he stood mute. He will be appointed a public defender for his preliminary examination on April 14. If convicted of attempted murder, Reiner could face up to life in prison. Shepherd set a $1 million cash bond. Reiner is also a suspect in two home invasions in Grosse Pointe Farms, which took place Feb. 24 and 25 and involved the theft of a 1999 Acura, which Reiner was driving at the time of his …